# OEShortestPath¶

OESystem::OEIterBase<OEAtomBase> *
OEShortestPath(const OEAtomBase *a, const OEAtomBase *b)


Returns a shortest path between the two given atom. If no path exists the OEShortestPath function returns an empty iterator.

Example

Example of shortest path between atom 2 and 8

Note

The shortest path returned by the OEShortestPath function is is non-unique. There are more than one valid shortest path can exist between two atoms. The OEShortestPath only returns one of them. For example, there are three valid six atoms long shortest path exist between atom 1 and 7 in the example above: 1, 2, 3, 9, 8, 7, 1, 0, 5, 4, 6, 7, and 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7.

OESystem::OEIterBase<OEAtomBase> *
OEShortestPath(const OEAtomBase *a, const OEAtomBase *b,
const OESystem::OEUnaryPredicate<OEAtomBase> &excluded)


Returns a shortest path between the two given atom. The returned path will exclude any atom that satisfies the given atom predicate. If no path exists the OEShortestPath function returns an empty iterator.

Example

Example of shortest path between atom 2 and 8 without traversing any nitrogen atom